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Burn Calories Trying to Catch Your Keyboard

treaddesk.jpgTired of trying to fit exercise into your busy work schedule? Sure you are. Lucky for you there's the TreadDesk, which lets you walk while you work! Not convinced? Then you're just too lazy to click through. Here, tubby:

You don't have to be a health expert to know that walking is beneficial to the human body. Unfortunately though, most people that are "tied to their desk" all day, have never had the option to walk at work, until now.

By walking at a slower pace (1.0 to 2.0) you can type and talk on the phone as you normally would and easily walk anywhere from 3-6 miles every day. Even at a slow pace, you can burn up to 600 calories a day, WITHOUT GOING ON A DIET.

Did you see that? Walking is good, Thomas Jefferson says so. For anywhere from $695 to $4,000, you can install one of these babies in your office, and it does wonders for your concentration.

You think I'm joking? I just burned 62 calories writing this sentence. Here, I'll show you a chart of all the miles I've walked at work ... here ... let me just grab it ... hold on ... almost got it ... ow. Debbie! How do you turn this thing off?

(via Deadspin and the Deuce of Davenport)

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Matt Wood is a writer, former IT drone, sometime realtor, and full-time stay-at-home dad. He and his family live in Chicago.




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